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Price Stability and Intermediate Targets for Monetary Policy

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  • Vítor Gaspar
  • Ildeberta Abreu

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Monetary policy strategy in Portugal has been presented in recent years as pursuing the final goal of price stability through an exchange rate stability target. This paper argues that a central bank committed to the goal of price stability - meaning low inflation in the medium/long run - can successfully control average inflation in the economy drawing up a strategy that involves an intermediate monetary target (exchange rate or money). Arguments in favour of the use of an intermediate monetary target in terms of communication strategy are briefly discussed.

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  • Vítor Gaspar & Ildeberta Abreu, 1999. "Price Stability and Intermediate Targets for Monetary Policy," Working Papers w199901, Banco de Portugal, Economics and Research Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:ptu:wpaper:w199901
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    Cited by:

    1. António Duarte, 2009. "The Portuguese Disinflation Process: Analysis of Some Costs and Benefits," Transition Studies Review, Springer;Central Eastern European University Network (CEEUN), vol. 16(1), pages 157-173, May.
    2. Pedro Bação & António Portugal Duarte, 2011. "Accession to the European Union, Interest Rates and Indebtedness: Greece and Portugal," Book Chapters, Institute of Economic Sciences.

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    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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